Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology

OSF St. Joseph Medical Center offers joint-replacement patients a new option in partial and total knee and total hip replacement surgery, the Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology.

This technology is transforming the way joint replacements are performed by enabling surgeons to provide each patient with a personalized surgical experience based on their specific diagnosis and anatomy.

How it Works

Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology uses a CT scan of the diseased hip or knee joint to create a 3D model of the hip or knee joint. This 3D model is used to pre-plan the surgery and is adjusted by the surgeon during the procedure to ensure the joint is precisely placed and balanced for the best patient outcome.

In the operating room, the surgeon guides the robotic-arm based on the personalized plan and the Mako System provides the surgeon feedback to stay within the planned operative boundaries.

The Mako System is an option for the following procedures:

  • Partial knee replacement – treatment for adults living with degenerative joint disease in one or two parts of the knee joint.
  • Total knee replacement – treatment for adults living with mid- to late-stage degenerative joint disease of the knee.
  • Total hip replacement – intended for patients who suffer from degenerative hip joint disease, which may include osteoarthritis, post-traumatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, avascular necrosis and hip dysplasia.

The Mako Robotic-Arm does not perform surgery, make decisions, or move without the surgeon guiding it. The Mako System also allows the surgeon to make adjustments during surgery as needed.


Mako Total Hip Replacement

Mako Total Knee Replacement

Mako Partial Knee Replacement

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